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beetles

Meet the Unsung Heroes of Dung! Beetles Found to Reduce Survival...

The study was led by Bryony Sands from the School of Biological Sciences, a NERC-funded PhD student and is published today in the Journal...
malaria

‘Origami’ Rapid Malaria Test Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University headed by Stevenson Professor of Chemistry David Wright has designed a new kind of...
Bile duct

Bile Duct Bacteria Pose Cancer Risk

From the stomach, to the gut, and the breast — scientists have shown a link between cancer and the microbial communities living in various...
plant

Compound Isolated from Plant in Pepper Family Proves Effective Against Parasites

Synthetic analogs of a molecule found in plants of the species Piper malacophyllum, a member of the pepper family occurring only in the Southeast...
visceral leishmaniasis

Key Substance for Treatment of Visceral Leishmaniasis Identified

A study published in the journal Infection and Immunity shows that stimulating the production of interleukin-17A (IL-17A), one of the cytokines released by cells of...
global warming

Historically robust natural ecosystems could collapse due to climate change and...

Global change will strike the oldest and most complex ecosystems of the world hardest, regardless of their past stability. This alarming finding is reported...
malaria

A breakthrough in combating malaria with odour-baited trap for mosquitoes

The use of a newly-developed mosquito trap incorporating human odour has resulted in a 70% decline in the population of the most significant malaria...
Malaria and toxoplasmosis

Malaria and toxoplasmosis have an Achilles heel from plants

To survive, the parasites responsible for malaria and toxoplasmosis depend on mechanisms inherited from the plant world. This is what a team of researchers...
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New insights into a billion-person problem: Ascaris roundworm infection 

Scientists working out of Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, and Queen Mary University of London have unearthed a potential new preventative option to combat Ascaris roundworm...

Fibrosis discovery heralds new treatment hopes

Francis Crick Institute scientists have discovered that a signaling protein called TPL-2 is crucial in preventing severe fibrosis. The research is hoped to lead...
Plasmodium vivax

Researchers Uncover Global, Evolving, and Historic Make-Up of Malaria Species

A team of scientists has uncovered the global, evolving, and historic make-up of Plasmodium vivax, one of the five species of malaria that infect...
Companion

Companion: A New Tool to Generate and Visualize Annotation of Parasite...

What happens if a lot of parasite genomes are generated to fight disease and generate vaccines and drugs, but no one can compare those...
babesiosis

Combination therapy cures tick-borne illness in mice

A novel combination therapy cures an emerging infectious disease, babesiosis, which is transmitted by the same ticks that transmit the agents of Lyme disease,...
vaccines

New targets for vaccines identified on the surface of the malaria...

Dozens of potential new protein targets for malaria vaccines have been identified and characterized on the surface of the transmitted sporozoite stage of the...
Varroa mite

First Multi-Year Study of Honey Bee Parasites & Disease Reveals Troubling...

Varroa mite infestations more severe than previously thought and linked to spread of viral diseases according to UMD study
Cryptosporidium

A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic 

Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik 
Biological control

Biological control of weeds via their own aromas

Plant experts in the Netherlands can still become enthusiastic about a special variety of broomrape. Farmers in southern countries, however, are less impressed because...
Schistosoma

Bacteria ‘pregnancy test’ may detect deadly worms

Scientists from Imperial have created a new test that could instantly detect the presence of the parasite schistosoma in a water supply. The test uses...
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Cracking the code of the malaria parasite may help stop transmission

To get a clear picture of how the parasite manipulates its host - the human red blood cell - an international, multidisciplinary team of...
Malaria

Malaria: a new route of access to the heart of the...

Scientists have just identified an Achilles heel in the parasite that causes malaria, by showing that its optimum development is dependent on its ability...